Early June, and the common is coming to life - dead branches now bear new flowers, and the large expanses of winter-grey grass are now bright green, dotted with millions of buttercups and other flowers.
A panorama of bright green, dotted yellow with masses of buttercups
The waterlilies in one of the ponds peek their pink heads out
Even the reeds at the edge of the ponds proudly display their drab little flowers
Buttercups and reeds together
What's the time?
No idea what it is, but it's growing rapidly
Little yellow and pink flowers of unknown species
These little blue guys are very tiny
Wild roses are just beginning to bloom
Clover - cows love them
These flowering bushes are everywhere. Most of them have white flowers, but there's the occasional pink rarity like this
A few of these about, no idea what they are
Even the humble nettle shows some colour and flowers at this time of the year
A small bush, completely and totally covered in spider webs
I don't know what these are, but they must be very bright in some invisible spectrum, as they completely blew the camera's autoexposure, resulting in very dark pics, which I had to adjust quite considerably
This is one poor old guy that won't be giving us any colourful floral displays this year
Nor will this one!
In another part of the common, foxgloves have sprung into life in only the last couple of days